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Paul Hardcastle is the living prove that a studio musician can reach the # 1  on the US Billboard Contemporary album ”sales” chart without any live concert.  Not that it would be a problem, to implement the recording one to one into live music. 
 

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New Reviews in Woodrow Wilkins' The Jazz Writer

 
 

 

 





Reviewing instrumental music is always a challenge. Finding a way to express in words what a song or album concept sounds like, and doing it in a manner that helps the reader make a decision on whether to buy a recording, all without being redundant or using clichés is not an easy task.

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Ragan Whiteside is best known to the smooth jazz community by her albums Class Axe (2007) and Evolve (2012). Now she takes off with her new album Quantum Drive (2014) in warp speed.     

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Some people assert that Jazz is an "out-of-date model", because there wouldn't be enough young talented musicians, who engage themselves in that musical genre.

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Kim Scott is one of the most sought-after classical and jazz flutists in the United States. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, she burst onto the jazz scene in 2011 with her debut CD "Crossing Over". The record made it to the Billboard and Smoothjazz.com charts, bringing her worldwide visibility. 

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Toronto based musicians Rob DeBoer and Tony Grace have just released their newest album, entitled Bibliotheca (2013). A best-of collection added by a special remix. In the previous year they created the album Off Duty in their special style, we all know as acid jazz. For those, who don't know this genre, I recommend my essay A Journey into Smooth Acid Jazz.

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